I have built my last two computers and it has been worth it. I don't play games anymore (on the PC, have PS3) so basically I will only use it for movies and episodes downloaded of the net and Realflight RC flight simulator. My last computer AMD3200+ and nVidia 6800GT have been perfect and there is no hangups. Now I'm getting tired of toting my tower around the house wherever I need it. Going to build or buy a media center PC. I have a 46" XBR4 LCD which is using all HDMI. I don't need HDMI cause the VGA cable actually looks pretty good but if the comp has it thats cool. Now that I gave you my life story... When I run the numbers it seems to break dead even for buying or building. The quality is a little better when building but everything together and working is nice too. Opinions please.